City of Cambridge resources

Contents:

Also see the University’s local information web pages at: http://www.cam.ac.uk/local/.

Public libraries

Central Library, Cambridge http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/directory/cambridge_central_library.htm The main public library in Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire public libraries directory http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/leisure/libraries/directory/

Local news

Cambridge News http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/cn_news_home/ Cambridge’s regional daily newspaper website.

BBC News Cambridgeshire http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/england/cambridgeshire/ News, radio, weather and travel information.

Maps

Cambridge map http://www.cam.ac.uk/map/ Official University map of Cambridge searchable and zoomable online. Also available to buy as hard copy from the UL (a copy is on display in the Library).

Walks around Cambridge (and much more…) http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/walks/index.htm The Edkins family have a website full of interesting subjects, including this excellent and refreshing guide to Cambridge. Clearly a labour of love.

Transport

Cambridgeshire bus service info http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/around/buses/. The main buses are run by Stagecoach who also have a website with timetables at http://www.stagecoachbus.com/cambridge/index.html (but it is much less easy to use in my opinion)

  • Uni4 special student discount: Note that the Uni4 bus charges a low flat fare of 70p on production of a University Card. The  Uni4 runs every 20 minutes and stops outside Homerton.
  • Uni4 route Madingley Road Park & Ride > West Cambridge > Addenbrooke’s Hospital. Monday to Friday only, 7.00-20.00. The Uni4 stops outside Homerton College, then goes around the southern and western edges of central Cambridge and out past the University Library. Homerton College to the UL is scheduled to take 22 minutes. See the University’s Uni4 web pages for timetable and route map.

The Busway http://www.thebusway.info/ Website of the new guided bus service between Huntingdon, St Ives and Cambridge.

Real-time bus departures http://www.cambridgeshirebus.info/ Enter postcode and see where and when buses will arrive (also SMS mobile phone service).

The University’s own travel pages http://www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/em/travel/ information on all modes of transport around Cambridge.

Entertainment

University’s Culture pages http://www.cam.ac.uk/univ/sportculture/

Explorer Magazine http://www.explorermagazine.co.uk/ ‘What’s happening in Cambridge. Today. Tonight. Tomorrow.’

Cambridge Arts Theatre http://www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/  Cambridge Arts Theatre Box Office, 6 St Edward’s Passage, Cambridge, CB2 3PJ. Tel: 01223 503333 (Mon-Sat 12.00-20.00)

Cambridge Arts Picturehouse http://www.picturehouses.co.uk/cinema/Arts_Picturehouse_Cambridge/ Arts Picturehouse, Cambridge, 38-39 St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge, CB2 3AR. Tel: 0871 902 5720

ADC Theatre The University of Cambridge Playhouse http://www.adctheatre.com/ ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge, CB5 8AS. Tel: 01223 359547

The Cambridge Corn Exchange http://www.cornex.co.uk/ ‘For music, comedy and entertainment in Cambridge’. Box Office, Wheeler Street, Cambridge, CB2 3QB. Tel: 01223 357851

The Junction http://www.junction.co.uk/ Clifton Way, Cambridge, CB1 7GX. Tel: 01223 511511

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